Game of Thrones season 6 finale will be longest episode in show's history

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There's sadly only three episodes left in Game of Thrones' sixth season, but while a typical instalment of the popular HBO show clocks in at around 50 minutes, the final two episodes of the season will be a little on the long side.  

The news comes courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, who state that episode 9 - confirmed to be titled 'The Battle of the Bastards' - will run for a full 60 minutes and will focus on the "biggest battle in the show’s history" between Jon Snow and Ramsay Bolton. As for the season finale - confirmed to be titled "The Winds of Winter' - the mammoth 69 minute run time means it will be the longest episode in Game of Thrones history... which suits me just fine. 

Knowing Game of Thrones, there's probably plenty more twists and turns yet to be revealed as season six speeds towards the finish line, so it will be interesting to see how the final episodes utilise these extra minutes. Going out with a bang would certainly give us plenty to talk about once we begin the long wait for season 7.

Season 6 of Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO in the US, and Sky Atlantic on Mondays in the UK.

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